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#World Cup Final

From The42 Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics Ready To Go

Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics

Sean Dancer’s side are set to face the Netherlands among others.

From The42 Rassie's sensational Springboks stun England to claim World Cup crown Dominant

Rassie's sensational Springboks stun England to claim World Cup crown

Superb tries from wings Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe capped a complete display.

From The42 'The only way we know is fighting fire with fire' - Boks believe in their resilience Tough

'The only way we know is fighting fire with fire' - Boks believe in their resilience

England are the favourites for Saturday’s World Cup final but the Boks will apply pressure.

From The42 Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales Tension

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales

Handré Pollard’s place-kicking was crucial as the Boks edged the semi-final in Yokohama.

From The42 As it happened: USA v Netherlands, Women's World Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: USA v Netherlands, Women's World Cup final

USA faced Netherlands in women’s football’s biggest game.

From The42 An Irishwoman will be one of the officials in charge of this Sunday's World Cup final ACHIEVEMENT This post contains videos

An Irishwoman will be one of the officials in charge of this Sunday's World Cup final

Michelle O’Neill will be an assistant referee for the match between USA and Netherlands.

From The42 USA book World Cup final spot as 10-woman England denied by VAR and penalty miss Drama This post contains videos

USA book World Cup final spot as 10-woman England denied by VAR and penalty miss

Steph Houghton missed a late spot-kick as the defending world champions ran out 2-1 winners in Lyon.

From The42 'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup Live Audience

'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup

Fifa has released tv figures from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

From The42 Watch: Didier Deschamps' half-time team talk at the World Cup final Rallying Cry This post contains videos

Watch: Didier Deschamps' half-time team talk at the World Cup final

The France manager gave a composed and measured speech in the dressing room before his went on to win the final.

From The42 As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

From The42 'They suddenly realised I was underneath them' - The photographer who became part of Croatia's goal celebration The Snapper

'They suddenly realised I was underneath them' - The photographer who became part of Croatia's goal celebration

Yuri Cortez was still quick enough to take some pictures after he was freed from the pile-on. .

From The42 Irish gymnast secures fourth-place finish at World Cup in Qatar Take A Bow

Irish gymnast secures fourth-place finish at World Cup in Qatar

It was a day to remember for Rhys McClenaghan in Doha.

From The42 Irish teenager leads the show-jumping World Cup final Winning

Irish teenager leads the show-jumping World Cup final

Bertram Allen is the man to catch after round one.

From The42 Germany win the World Cup after Götze's extra-time volley Champions

Germany win the World Cup after Götze's extra-time volley

The match had finished 0-0 after 90 minutes but the Bayern Munich attacker grabbed a late goal.

From The42 How Twitter reacted to Bill O'Herlihy's final appearance on the RTÉ panel End Of An Era

How Twitter reacted to Bill O'Herlihy's final appearance on the RTÉ panel

#Okeydoke is trending in Ireland tonight.

From The42 Late replacement Kramer forced out of World Cup final with suspected concussion Injury

Late replacement Kramer forced out of World Cup final with suspected concussion

The Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder was substituted 32 minutes into his competitive international debut.

From The42 As it happened: Germany v Argentina, 2014 World Cup final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Germany v Argentina, 2014 World Cup final

The eyes of the world were on the Maracanã tonight. Relive the 2014 World Cup final in our minute-by-minute report.

7 animals who really want to watch the World Cup final with you

They’d certainly win the World Cup in ADORABLE.

No, North Korea didn't tell its citizens they're in the World Cup final

Lots of people were duped by a parody. Again.

From The42 Tired and bruised Argentina keeping emotions in check with the prize in sight Rest Day

Tired and bruised Argentina keeping emotions in check with the prize in sight

La Albiceleste have a day less to rest but they will have to show even more discipline against the Germans on Sunday.

From The42 Maracanã awaits Messi and Argentina after Dutch undone by penalties Then There Were Two

Maracanã awaits Messi and Argentina after Dutch undone by penalties

La Albiceleste defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout to book their place with Germany in Sunday’s final.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Natalya Coyle 28 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Natalya Coyle

Ireland’s first modern pentathlon representative since the 1980s is a prodigious 21-year-old.

From The42 Plus ca change... Lievremont names same French side for World Cup decider As You Were

Plus ca change... Lievremont names same French side for World Cup decider

France coach trusts the men who got him to the tournament decider as Les Bleus attempt to shock the All Blacks.

From The42 Watch: Heartbreak for USA as Japan win Women's World Cup for first time Rising Sun This post contains videos

Watch: Heartbreak for USA as Japan win Women's World Cup for first time

Japan twice came from behind to bring the tie to penalties, where the came out on top 3-1. Check it out here.

A SCAN OF Liverpool striker Fernando Torres’s left leg shows that the player ruptured a muscle in his thigh during Sunday’s World Cup final. Torres was brought on a sub during his team’s first World Cup victory but was not long on the pitch before he pulled up suddenly in evident pain. The injury means it’s unlikely he’ll start for Liverpool in the coming Premier League season.

A RECORD NUMBER of US viewers tuned in to Sunday’s World Cup final. 24.3 million people tuned in over two major networks, making it the most-watched soccer game ever in the US. Some 700 million around the world are estimated to have followed the action live.